Russia launches preliminary inquiry into Navalny’s hospitalization

Russia launches preliminary inquiry into Navalny’s hospitalization
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  • calendar-gray 27 August 2020

The Russian Interior Ministry has launched a preliminary inquiry into the hospitalization of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, the press service of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Transport Directorate for the Siberian Federal District informed, APA reports citing TASS.

"Currently, investigators of the Investigative Department of the Russian Interior Ministry’s Transport Directorate for the Siberian Federal District are carrying out a preliminary inquiry initiated by the Western Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office in accordance with the established procedure over the hospitalization of Alexei Navalny on August 20 in Omsk," the source said.
Russia’s transport police have not found any potent substances or drugs during the search of Alexei Navalny’s hotel room as well as along the route of his trip, the press service informed TASS.

"A search of the hotel room where A. Navalny stayed was conducted, along with the search of his travel route. Over 100 objects that could be used as evidence were seized. Surveillance videos were analyzed. Over 20 forensic (medical and legal, biological, and physical and chemical) tests are currently being carried out. So far, no potent substances or drugs have been found."

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